May 1st, 2012
09:24 AM ET

Far-right French candidate: I'm voting for no one

Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said Tuesday she is not endorsing either President Nicolas Sarkozy or frontrunning challenger Francois Hollande, both of whom are courting far-right voters by emphasizing immigration ahead of Sunday's runoff election.

"Sunday I will vote blank," Le Pen told supporters, "and in June (legislative elections) I will vote marine blue," a play on her name and the color of her party, the National Front.

In the first round of voting April 22, Hollande received 28.6% of the vote, slightly ahead of Sarkozy's 27.2%. Le Pen received 18% of the vote - enough to prompt both candidates to reach out to the National Front's 6.5 million voters.

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  1. Vote Le Pen

    French socialism has dug that country a deep grave. The only thing keeping France afloat is the injection of foreign tourist dollars. France had a global empire in the 1950s, and now they are a pathetic insignificant backwater. Pre socialism they gave the world John Locke, Rousseau, Montesquieu. Now, instead of influencing anyone they are overrun with muslims who are changing France, for the worse. Viva la France Marine Le Pen!

    May 1, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Its not muslims that are running that country into the ground its successive policies of those who rule. Sarkozy just didn't know where he was going on fiscal or foreign policy front. Le Pen would be another disaster.
    Chances are Hollande would win.

    May 1, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |